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Hi Friend -

We have 8,500 signatures on our petition to Secretary of State Kerry asking him to demand Israel cease settlement expansion - can you sign on today and get us to 10,000?

The big news this week is the announcement that the Israeli Government and Jewish Agency are going to spend at least $300 million (!) to convince young American Jews to overlook continued Israeli human rights violations with a massive pro-Israeli hasbara campaign. 

But we know that money can't buy good PR as long as Israeli policies deny Palestinians basic rights - and especially not with tens of thousands of devoted activists like you working with us.

Please sign the petition below to prove our power.  It's critical that we show how many people want to see real justice, not just any series of meetings with the label "peace process."

Thanks so much,

-Rabbi Alissa Wise

Jewish Voice for Peace



Secretary Kerry: this is not what a peace process looks like



Click here to tell him now!


Dear Friend,

Today for the first time in years, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are sitting down for formal peace talks.

Like you, we're monitoring these developments carefully. 

And we're distressed that on the eve of talks, Israel announced 1,200 new illegal settlements - continuing a pattern of talking-while-building that stretches all the way back to Oslo.

So we've launched a new petition to hold Kerry accountable, and we need your help to move fast.

Secretary John Kerry has offered a deeply cynical response: instead of reminding Israeli officials they are on the wrong side of international law, he asked Palestinians not to "adversely respond."

That doesn't sound exactly like an impartial broker to us.

Help us reach 10,000 signatures telling Secretary Kerry he needs to demand that Israel cease settlement expansion immediately and prove he's serious about a real peace process.

If Kerry won't take a strong stand against settlements, there's no reason to believe that this round of peace talks are credible. In fact, pressuring Palestinians to make "hard compromises" while giving Israel a free pass to violate international law makes things worse.

Click here today: tell John Kerry to prove he's serious about this process by taking a strong stand against settlement expansion.

We all want peace - the kind that's just, legitimate, and lasting.


Rabbi Alissa Wise
Director of Campaigns